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A Thanksgiving Blessing

The Gift of Pain (Jessica Chilton) This year when gathered round the tableExalt gratitude like tradition evokes.Be thankful for all that you have, give, love, and know.Bless the food, the chefs, the earth.Relish in the togetherness —–No matter how it … Continue reading

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You Raise Me Up

“You Raise Me Up” is the title of a song with lyrics by Irish songwriter Brendan Graham. The song took time to come to America, but when it did interpretations by artists like Josh Groban touched an emotional chord of … Continue reading

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Staying Mentally Strong In Tough Times

Although the causes may differ, we all have times when life becomes difficult. Right now there are many stressors, and mental health is more important than ever. Staying mentally strong gives us what we need to navigate challenges successfully. Just … Continue reading

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Releasing What No Longer Works

Taking some time to think about what is no longer serving us can be a life changer. When we feel stressed, discontented, or overwhelmed, we are experiencing indicators that something isn’t working. Some of the culprits that can keep us … Continue reading

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Finding Our Inner Zen

According to the Dalai Lama, “The inner peace of an alert and calm mind is the source of real happiness and good health.” This is a helpful definition of our inner Zen. Our lives are full of voices from news … Continue reading

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Nurturing Through Nature

Whether it’s walking on the beach, sitting under a tree watching the sun dance on the leaves, or kayaking the Indian River Lagoon, being outdoors nurtures our body, mind, and spirit. Even during illness we can benefit from sitting outside … Continue reading

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Vitamin F: Forgiveness And Freedom

Vitamins have the capacity of enhancing our health so we can function optimally. But we need more than traditional vitamins to be at our best, so let’s look at another ingredient that affects our health. I’ve taken the liberty to … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Fully Present With Our Life

During my years of teaching high school, I practiced being fully present with my students so they knew they were heard and respected. As a wife I have worked to be fully present with my husband when we need to … Continue reading

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Running On Empty

You know the awful feeling when the car starts to sputter and then rolls to a stop? The first thought is, “What’s wrong?” and the second thought is, “How could I have let this happen?” I have run out of … Continue reading

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The Power of Perseverance

The movie “Ride Like a Girl” tells the story of Michelle Payne, who was born in Australia in 1985, the youngest of ten children. Her father Paddy was a racehorse trainer. When Michelle was six months old, her mother had … Continue reading

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